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Toy Guitar – Wake The Dead

Get Dead : ToyGuitar : The Uprising : Lost in Society Flix : True TrashToyGuitar is streaming a brand new song from their upcoming split, Great Thieves Escape, with Lost In SocietyThe Uprising and Get Dead.  The track is titled “Wake The Dead” and the split is due out October 10, 2015 via Flix / True Trash.

Listen to the track below.

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Interview: toyGuitar

toyGuitarJack Dalrymple has been pushing music through speakers since 1996 – first in One Man Army, then Dead To Me with stints in The Swingin’ Utters and Re-Volts between them. But we’re not here to talk about any of those. No. Dalrymple’s focus is now entirely directed towards his latest endeavor: toyGuitar. With his signature vocals still in track, the band has delivered a much more summery, fuzzy, pop-punk record with In This Mess released earlier this year on Fat Wreck Chords.

Now the four piece is set to do a West Coast tour and we exchanged emails with Dalrymple to discuss his legacy, the album, the tour and the North Dakota governor of the same name.

Read the interview here.

   
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Jack Dalrymple

Fat Wreck Chords
By on June 11th, 2015 at Email

 

 

Jack Dalrymple has been pushing music through speakers since 1996 – first in One Man Army, then Dead To Me with stints in The Swingin’ Utters and Re-Volts between them. But we’re not here to talk about any of those. No. Dalrymple’s focus is now entirely directed towards his latest endeavor: toyGuitar. With his signature vocals still in track, the band has delivered a much more summery, fuzzy, pop-punk record with In This Mess released earlier this year on Fat Wreck Chords.

Now the four piece is set to do a West Coast tour and we exchanged emails with Dalrymple to discuss his legacy, the album, the tour and the North Dakota governor of the same name.

Questions by Bobby Gorman and Blake Florian.

 

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In This Mess

Fat Wreck Chords
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

toyGuitar may stem from the Swingin’ Utters branch of the family tree, but the sunny buzz-pop four-piece sounds far closer to the beach than the alleyway.  Listeners stand to be pleasantly surprised by the band’s atypical feel for being part of the Fat Wreck Chords family.  Combining lead vocalist Jack Dalrymple with Mike’s Peck’s infectiously repetitive guitar rhythms makes for a product far closer to what one might imagine as the bastard love-child of Dead To Me and The Hives.

In This Mess hits like a freight train of upbeat garage-rock riffs with enough distorted, feel-good energy to inspire a flashmob.  The formula is simple: hammer out buzzing, rhythmically propelled verse upon verse of swanky, hip-shaking guitar paired with shouty calamity.  Mild 70’s roots on uptone songs like the title track and “Let’s Talk In The Shower” suggest an faint indebtedness to early Iggy And The Stooges, infusing a retro-flare during the quick moments.  Slower selections like “Static Attraction” and “On A Wire” fair just as well, trading in the energy-drink hyperactivity for a buffet of ear-grabbing hand claps, rumbling basslines, complimentary “ooo-ooh” harmonies and a suggestively tropical aura.  The sunny day vibe shouldn’t be understated, with tracks like “When It Was Over” and “Roller Coasters” thriving in the midst of lounging mexi-guitar solos that you’d expect to hear drifting lazily from Fat Mike’s personal beach-side cabana.

In This Mess is a remarkably simple yet cohesive debut.  toyGuitars sound as if the collaboration must have realized they had struck studio gold and just gunned it.  The album blasts through confidently, tying all the fun tightly together across twelve varyingly paced tunes.  The energy is infectious, and even with a high level of repetition, never feels like toyGuitars are retreading familiar ground.  An easy listen and safe bet for those looking for something fresh and unexpected.

ToyGuitar Plan New Album On Fat Wreck Chords

ToyGuitarSan Francisco punk act ToyGuitar has signed on with Fat Wreck Chords.  The band plans to release their debut twelve-song full-length, In This Mess, on January 27, 2015.  

After the album drops, the band will be heading to Europe in support of Swingin’ Utters.  Tour dates are below.

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